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Regional News of Thursday, 25 November 2021


Ogun establish agency to stop abandoned capital projects

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Ogun State Government has established a government delivery unit to prevent the reoccurrence of abandoned capital projects and wasting resources of the state.

The government maintained that the delivery unit would ensure transparency and accountability in the government programmes and projects. 

The Director-General and Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Government Delivery, Lekan Onamusi disclosed this on Tuesday, November 23, while addressing newsmen in his office.

Onamusi described the delivery office as a ‘waste control department’, adding that it would help the government manage its finances. He said the office would be technically-driven and concentrate on the ISEYA agenda of the state government.

He said, “Immediately after His Excellency Dapo Abiodun won the election, he pledged to the good people of Ogun state that he was going to run the government with a different approach; with efficiency, accountability, transparency and change in orientation among stakeholders and that was one of the reasons why he set up this office.

“Our job here is to look at the government initiative economic programmes like projects and to see how we would support and work together to promote MDAs. We want to be sure that each project assigned to be undertaken is done with the right cost, competent people, and quality materials will be used.

“Our work is technical, competent driven, we will need a lot of staff to be able to undertake the various work. We are going to be visiting the MDAs, trying to understand what exactly the MDA is all about, their purpose, initiatives, and the projects they have.

“We will plan our work around the ISEYA mantra, the reason why we would do that is because we want to be sure that we reach every expected departmental pillar. We don’t want to over concentrate on infrastructure at the detriment of youth development, at the detriment of education, if we go in line with the projects, we would be able to give coverage to the intentions of His Excellency.”